[rfc-dist] RFC 7103 on Advice for Safe Handling of Malformed Messages

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        RFC 7103

        Title:      Advice for Safe Handling of 
                    Malformed Messages 
        Author:     M. Kucherawy, G. Shapiro,
                    N. Freed
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2014
        Mailbox:    superuser at gmail.com, 
                    gshapiro at proofpoint.com, 
                    ned.freed at mrochek.com
        Pages:      24
        Characters: 48387
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-appsawg-malformed-mail-11.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7103.txt

Although Internet message formats have been precisely defined since
the 1970s, authoring and handling software often shows only mild
conformance to the specifications.  The malformed messages that
result are non-standard.  Nonetheless, decades of experience have
shown that using some tolerance in the handling of the malformations
that result is often an acceptable approach and is better than
rejecting the messages outright as nonconformant.  This document
includes a collection of the best advice available regarding a
variety of common malformed mail situations; it is to be used as
implementation guidance.

This document is a product of the Applications Area Working Group Working Group of the IETF.


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